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Title: The influence of construction step sequence and nonlinear material behavior on cracking of earth and rock-fill dams : preliminary study
Authors: Strohm, William E.
Johnson, Stanley J.
Keywords: Computer programs
Earth dams
Hydraulic structures
Embankment cracking
Linear systems
Nonlinear systems
WES-Palmerton finite element computer program
Soil mechanics
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; S-71-10
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: The WES-Palmerton finite element computer program was used to make a preliminary study of the effects of construction sequence and nonlinear modulus on cracking in earth dams. Results of the nonlinear analysis are compared with linear elastic one-step analyses and linear elastic construction step analyses including low tension modulus. Linear elastic, one-step analyses gave the largest tension zone, and no tension zone occurred in the nonlinear analyses. No provisions were included for tensile strength of the soil.
Gov't Doc #: Miscellaneous Paper S-71-10
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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